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25+ Smash Cake Recipes & Tutorials

25+ Smash Cake Recipes & Tutorials to help you plan a smashing first birthday party for the special baby girl or baby boy!


Planning a first birthday party for you baby is just plain fun. You can pick a fun theme without worrying about tantrums and go as big or as small as you want.

If you are in the middle of planning a first birthday part right now, you’ve probably found out by now that this party you are planning just will not be complete without a smash cake.  A smash cake is a small frosted cake made solely for the purpose of having the birthday boy or birthday girl destroy it.

It’s messy.  It’s fun.  Your child will likely end up covered in more frosting and cake than they actually manage to get into their mouths.

Did I mention it’s an amazing opportunity for photos?

If you need a little inspiration, check out some of my favourite recipes and tutorials.


Smash Cake Recipes & Tutorials

1. Owl Smash Cake | Frugal Mom Eh! (Pictured Top Left)
2. Cake Smash Tips | Handmade Mood
3. How to Make a Smash Cake for a 1st Birthday | One Little Project
4. Tips to Make a Simple Smash Cake | It Happens in a Blink
5. Easy Ombre Smash Cake | This Silly Girls Life (Pictured Bottom Left)
6. Mickey Mouse and Sprinkles Smash Cake | Ashlee Marie (Pictured Bottom Right)
7. Giant Cupcake Smash Cakes | Twodaloo
8. Farm Smash Cake | Worth Pinning *Pictured
9. How to Frost an Ombre Rose Cake | 52 Kitchen Adventures  (Pictured Top Right)
10. Clown Smash Cake | Brown Eyed Baker  (Pictured Middle Left)
11. Pinata Birthday Cake | Hotly Spiced
12. Babys First Carrot Cake with Applesauce Instead of Sugar | I Heart Baking
13. Little Lion Smash Cake | Cake Style
14. Crescent Buttercream Smash Cake | Ashlee Marie
15. Babys First Organic Birthday Cake | Whispered Inspirations
16. Baseball Smash Cake | It Bakes Me Happy
17. Dinosaur Smash Cake | Always Expect Moore
18. Smash Cake Tutorial for the Mom Who Doesnt Make Cakes | Director Jewels
19. DIY Rainbow Petal Cake | The Cake Blog
20. Mermaid Smash Cake | Goodie Godmother
21. Minnie Mouse Smash Cake | Pastry Shells
22. Sesame Street Smash Cake | Chef Mommy
23. Puppy Cake Tutorial | My Cake School
24. Banana Baby Birthday Smash Cake | Sugary and Buttery
25. All Natural Smash Cake | The Earthy Mama
26. Healthy Smash Cake | Our Haven Hill


Of course, not everyone is good at baking. If that is the case, keep it simple and purchase an adorable smash cake kit like this one for baby girls and this one for baby boys.

Hotly Spiced

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Thank you so much for featuring my pinata cake xx


Monday 25th of July 2016

Thanks so much for featuring my cake! :)